Audio Technica AT4040

Item ID: AT4040


Audio Technica AT4040

Item ID: AT4040

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Large Diapragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with 20-20,000Hz Frequency Response and Shock Mount. High-SPL Capability for Greatest Versatility


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The AT4040 side-address condenser microphone features an advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics. A marriage of technical precision and artistic inspiration, the AT4040 offers exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility. This ultra-consistent microphone may be used with confidence in a wide variety of studio and live miking applications, even under the stringent demands of digital recording systems. The AT4040‰۪s low-noise circuitry is symmetrical and transformerless, resulting in exceptional transient response and clean output signals for transparent reproduction of even the most troublesome of instruments and sound effects.


Audio Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Technically-advanced large diaphragm tensioned specifically to provide smooth, natural sonic characteristics
  • Externally polarized (DC bias) true condenser design
  • Exceptionally low noise, wide dynamic range and high-SPL capability for greatest versatility
  • Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
  • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity
  • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics ensure compliance with A-T's stringent consistency and reliability standards
  • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation
  • Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad

Audio Pioneer in High-Performance & Design

Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.


Product Specifications:


Element: Externally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -32 dB (25.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 100 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
155 dB SPL, with 10dB pad (nominal)
Dynamic Range: 133 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 82 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 4.2 mA typical
Weight: 12.7 oz.
Output Connector: Integral 3-Pin XLRM-Type
Case: R1
Manufacturer Part Number: AT4040


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